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Who was the biggest draft risk in the first round?



Oyster's picture

Aren't they all a risk?  We can all name players that were hyped and ended up as complete busts.  Conversely, we can all name great players from no name schools who were never heard of until they hit the NFL.

3M hoards the KoolAid like Elaine hoards sponges.

(and FitzBuck was clearly the winner)

rdubs's picture

Sure, but some people have more proven physical and football tools.  Doesn't mean they always translate to the NFL or that they'll continue to work hard once they cash that first check.  But I think you can clearly make a determination of who (at this point) seems to deserve to be there and who does not.  Those that don't are the bigger risks.  
EJ Manuel may have some upside, but usually people don't draft QBs who aren't perceived as NFL ready in the first round.  

Basso Profondo's picture

I honestly do not see any of the QB's as NFL ready, and that definitely showed in only Manuel being taken.  He was a risk, but what other QB really would have been a better choice?

acBuckeye's picture

I went with "Other." I'm just not sold on Buster Hymen.

dr green's picture

I don't know, as far as running back go, I think he hits the hole hard.

RBuck's picture

I'll go with Wango Mango...beast or bust.

Long live the southend.

Bucks43201's picture

Dion Jordan

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

NoVA Buckeye's picture

I'm feeling the "bust" vibe from Dion Jordan. Has never played 70 snaps in a game once in his career.

Same with Matt Elam. He is way too batsh*t crazy.

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

Earle's picture

Its the quarterback.  Its always the quarterback.

Your Noble Savage is a Straw Yeti.

Buckman's picture

I say Ziggy Ansah. I just can't trust a guy who only started 10 games at BYU.

I like to believe that my best hits border on felonious assault.


Hovenaut's picture

Manuel was just too up and down at FSU.

He should be sending a thank you note to Kaepernick.

We have filled the Braxton Miller position.

dr green's picture

Other, D.J. Hayden.

kareemabduljacobb's picture

That POS my 'Boys drafted from Wisky.  Frederick.

Buckeyejason's picture

He won't be a POS when he's an all pro Center in a couple of years.


Buckeyejason's picture

The draft isn't a science obviously but I think these are potential busts:
Mingo, Jordan, Anzah, Manuel.
He wasn't a 1st rounder but I have a feeling that Geno Smith is going to have a rough time in Jersey. He'll be on another roster in 4-5 years.